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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has never been a bigger issue in the armed services than it is today. Because of the complexity of the disorder, please do not rely on articles here to diagnose or treat PTSD.

If you are currently feeling despair or hopeless, or if you are concerned about someone else’s health, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800·273-TALK (8255).


Study: PTSD Affects Spousal Health, Too

A recent doctoral thesis by University of Utah graduate student Catherine Caska suggests that the negative health effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, spill...


Military Sexual Trauma: Help is Available

Last year, the Air Force was embroiled in a scandal centering on rape allegations at the basic training facility at Lackland Air Force Base, part of Joint Base San Antonio. At...


Help for Military Rape and Sexual Assault Victims

Note: If you are reading this article because you have just been raped or assaulted, please scroll down. An outfit called AfterDeployment.org has rolled out a helpful tool to...


Suicide Prevention Booklet

USAA, the financial conglomerate that focuses on providing banking, lending and insurance services to the military community, has published a booklet, Suicide Prevention,...


Department of Defense Reviews Four-Part Anti-Suicide Strategy

At this years’ annual Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention conference, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presented a strategic approach to...


American Hospitals Increase Training for Veterans “Invisible Wounds”

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. –Mark Twain But in this case, the statistics don’t lie. About 50,000 service members have come home physically injured from Iraq and/or...


Panel Recommends Improvements to Fight Against PTSD Among Troops and Veterans

A recent report published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies concludes that the Department of Defense’s efforts to combat post-traumatic stress disorder...